Preview: Selections From Private Collections, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm


Diane Arbus, “Nudist Camp Family”

One of the finest photography dealers is presenting a distinguished exhibit of  images comprised of seminal photographs culled from important private collections, the exhibition features a selection of photographs by 20th century masters: Bernice Abbott, Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, Andre Kertesz, Man Ray, Paul Outerbridge, Josef Sudek and numerous others.

A distinguished photography collection often begins with a kernel of an idea which develops into a passion. As the collector researches and learns, his collection is molded by his eye and how a particular photograph resonates. For some it is based on vintage or contemporary; subject matter, or aesthetic-for others it is the structure of the photograph; the provenance; or simply the indefinable qualities of the work. Whatever the combination, a collection is defined and refined as the photographs mature into a visually unified group. But, a collector may have a change of heart. What was essential and meaningful one day no longer fits or feels out of place in the context of more recent acquisitions. It is then that a collector decides to deaccession, perhaps making room for something new. When this happens, new acquisition opportunities arise.

29  April – 1  August

For more information: Howard Greenberg

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